by Brittany Summers, SDSU

This Webquest uses Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" to analyze the use of story and literature as a means to advocate a social position. It also makes use of different movie adaptations of Dickens' story to see the way different generations have adapted the story and how this reflects on the way our social conscience has evolved over time.



Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is many things: a holiday tale, a (sometimes quite frightening) ghost story, a story about the ways people can change if given the chance. But above all, Dickens' tale is one of moral imperative, and social conscience. In this project, you will be using the text of A Christmas Carol, along with clips from several film adaptations, to investigate exactly what that imperative was, and how different adaptations reflect changing cultural values.